Published on 04 Dec 2014 | over 2 years ago

K L Saigal or Kundan Lal Saigal was one of the first playback heroes for old Hindi songs. Saigal has delivered some immortal hits like Bhakt Surdas, President, Tansen etc.

K L saigal originally hailed from the beautiful valleys of Jammu and Kashmir. He later on worked as a railway timekeeper and also as a salesman for typewriters. These odd jobs allowed him to travel to many parts of the country. K L Saigal came to Calcutta in the 1930s. He was introduced to composer R C Boral who quite liked Saigal's style of singing and K L Saigal was hired by the New Theatre Studios led by B N Sircar. K L Saigal's took a booming speed from this era onwards. The first taste of fame came in through the Bhajans K L Saigal sang for the film Puran Bhagat which released in 1933. He got immense appreciation for films like Yahudi Ki Ladki and Chandidas. Though the legendary role of a drunken lover Devdas is what made K L Saigal a household name all over India. This character played by K L Saigal for the P C Barua film based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay' s novel “Devdas” is what brought Saigal critical appreciation as well as raised his popularity among the masses. The songs from this film are still a hit between Old Hindi Movie Song listeners.

This compilation of Ghazals sung by K L Saigal are all hit songs form old hindi movies. K L Saigall's association with New Theatres and Hindusthan Record bore many fruits. K L Saigal learnt Bengali and was very fluent in the language which made him do many Bengali Movies as well. This compilation has many hit songs sung by K L Saigal like Bina Pankh Panchhi and Prem Ki Hai Is Jugmen Panth from hit films like Tansen and President. This compilation of Old Hindi Movie songs are a rare treat to be treasured.

== All Songs sung by K L Saigal ==

► Mein Panchi Azad 0:00:01
lyrics: Swami Ramanand
Composer: Lal Mohamad

► Rain Gayi Ab Hua Savera 0:02:49
lyrics: D.n.modhak
Composer: Gyan Dutta

► Bina Pankh Panchhi 0:06:16
lyrics: D.n.modhak
Composer: Khemchand Prakash

► Allah Hun Allah 0:09:12
lyrics: Dr.safdar
Composer: Lal Mohamad

► Din Se Dugni 0:12:23
lyrics: D.n.modhak
Composer: Gyan Dutta

► Toot Gaya Sub Sapne Mere 0:15:17
lyrics: D.n.modhak
Composer: Khurshid Anwar

► Kisney Yeh Sab Khel 0:17:58
lyrics: Pandit Bhushan
Composer: Pankaj Kumar Mullick

► Ay Phool Has Ke Jeeney Ka Dhang 0:21:05
lyrics: D.n.modhak
Composer: Khurshid Anwar

► Jagat Mein Prem 0:24:15
lyrics: Kedar Sharma
Composer: R. C. Boral

► Jivan Asha Yah Hai 0:27:27
lyrics: Arzoo Lucknowi
Composer: Pankaj Kumar Mullick

► Main Sote Bhag 0:30:26
lyrics: Arzoo Lucknowi
Composer: R. C. Boral

► Garibon Ki Duniya 0:33:28
lyrics: Swami Ramanand
Composer: Lal Mohamad

► Hasret Khamosh Hai 0:36:41
lyrics: Swami Ramanand
Composer: Lal Mohamad

► Kar Lijiye Chalkar 0:39:54
lyrics: Mazru Sultanpuri
Composer: Naushad

► Jo Nokdi Dila Dey 0:42:22
lyrics: Kedar Sharma
Composer: R. C. Boral

► Prem Ki Hai Is Jugmen Panth 0:45:40
lyrics: Aga Hasra Kashmiri
Composer: R. C. Boral

► Sitham The Man Darpan Hai 0:48:51
lyrics: Arzoo Lucknowi
Composer: Pankaj Kumar Mullick

► Hai Kis Baat Ki 0:52:21
lyrics: Pandit Bhushan
Composer: Pankaj Kumar Mullick

► Koi Preet Ki Reet 0:55:39
lyrics: M.k.bhattacharya
Composer: Mihir Kiran Bhattacherjee

► Phoolo Pe Reja 0:58:49
lyrics: Dr.safdar
Composer: Lal Mohamad

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